September 13, 2018
I’m often being asked what brands I love and use in my life (other than my own – obviously you need more than just great skincare products to get by). Given that spring is the perfect time to start switching out old for new and bad for good, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite natural and organic bathroom-cabinet brands, and why I love them so.
Sunscreen – We all need a good sunscreen, especially as the weather warms and we spend more time outdoors, and I have had a clear favourite for years. The Soleo Organics Sunscreen is my pick because it’s 100% natural and organic, and is not as thick and ‘zincy’ as some of the other natural ones.
Cosmetics – Whilst I don’t wear makeup every day, I have a few brands that I use consistently. My foundation is Inika, my compact powder is Gemma Vendetta and my eyeliner and eyebrow pencil are Ere Perez. LOVE all three of these brands for their natural and organic ingredients.
Toothpaste – I’ve used the same toothpaste for years on both myself and my family. Grants all natural toothpaste tastes great, does the job and doesn’t concern me if my little one’s swallow some. Mint is my favourite flavour but the cinnamon one is delicious too.
Deodorant – I inherited my father’s healthy sweating genes and so I’ve always needed a good deodorant to make me comfortable all day long. I’ve tried a few over the years and I keep coming back to the Miessence deodorant. It’s 100% natural and organic, smells great and it really works. I’ve also used the Black Chicken deodorant paste because it works well too, but I must admit I haven’t repurchased simply because I prefer a roll-on to paste.
Shampoo and Conditioner – I’m currently hooked on the Everescents Rose Shampoo and Conditioner. I LOVE the smell and it really makes my hair shine. Again, its 100% natural and organic, and their 100ml bottles are awesome for travel.
Soap – My recommendation on this one will change soon as we’re working on our very own liquid soap. But in the meantime, I use the Melrose Castille soap. I buy it in bulk and then add my own organic essential oils which vary according to where I’m using it. For example, in the kitchen I add lemon myrtle oil, in the bathroom lavender, and for the dog wash tea tree.
The other thing I love about these brands is that they are all Australian. We’ve got to support our local industry where possible.
I hope you find it helpful.
December 09, 2021
The skin on our bodies is often neglected as we tend to focus on our face and figure our bodies will just look after themselves. Big mistake!
Because our skin is our largest organ and most of what we put on it gets absorbed, choosing high-quality products for the body is so very important. They need to be 100% natural and as organic as possible, to avoid causing skin reactions, disrupting our hormones, and not adding to the toxin burden on our liver.
There are also some simple things you can do to look after your body that will reduce dryness, stop eczema from flaring up and keep it glowing.